Scene in MLT: Progress on Premera Building

Renovations of Building 1 at Premera Blue Cross headquarters in Mountlake Terrace are close to finished notes David Carlos, who took these photos via drone on April 4, 2021. The Premera campus is located between 216th and 220th Streets Southwest and the Interurban trail and 68th Avenue West. In a 2019 site development plan application…

Spring must be here — Hwy 99’s Country Farms now open

Country Farms, the iconic outdoor fruit and vegetable market located at 228th Street Southwest and Highway 99, opened for the season last month, and shoppers were taking advantage of spring temperatures Friday afternoon. You can learn more about the history of the business, which has been at the same location in the unincorporated Esperance neighborhood…

Scene in MLT: Out for a walk

At the Mountlake Terrace High School track Tuesday, this proud girl kept saying to my wife and me, “Look at my doggy, look at my doggy.” It took a few turns around the track for me to realize: That was a lap dog. Get it? — By David Carlos

Three years ago: Mountlake Terrace HS jazz band performs

Three years ago — on March 30, 2018 — Mountlake Terrace High’s jazz band performed at the Paramount Theatre, as part of  Starbucks’s annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert. Other participants for the 2018 Hot Java Cool Jazz event were Ballard, Garfield, Mount Si and Roosevelt high schools. All proceeds from concert ticket sales went…

Scene in MLT: Girl Scout cookies for sale at Cedar Plaza QFC

Due to the pandemic, Girl Scout cookies aren’t being sold very much in-person. When I visited my grocery store today, I wasn’t met at the entryway by a uniformed scout almost pleading, “Do you want to buy Girl Scout cookies?” And I didn’t have to shake my head in shame and say, “Sorry, not today.”…

Scene in MLT: Batter up

These two youngsters, photographed at Evergreen Playfield, said they were excited to be getting in some batting practice prior to the start of baseball season. (Photos by Nathan Blackwell)

Scene in MLT: A ruff life

Me to owner:  “I see you walking him every day. What’s his name?” Owner:  “His name’s Caesar. Julius Caesar.” I found out that JC is 2.5 years old and is good with kids. Of his svelte figure, the owner said,  “He gets lots of exercise.  Nutrition is also important.  Last night he had flank steak…